Visual art by Zina Al-Shukri
“I am not what I am, I am what I do with my hands.” -Louise Bourgeois-
What was Women Poets Wearing Sweatpants?
“A feminist intervention. A poetry journal at meme speed. An attempt to give the internet what it wanted. A critique and a joke. A joke of a critique? A lot of fun. Not enough. A pop-up virtual community that published every submission it received. A stocking stuffer advertised entirely via social media, and conceived, curated, and closed in two weeks. A commentary on the too-easy conflation of women’s artwork, physical bodies, and virtual existences. A taking-back of the reigns. A nod to Barbara Kruger. A toast to the selfie. A laugh of the Medusa. Was it snarky? Was it earnest? Was it equalizing? Was it dumb? Was it empowering? It was post by post.
Godspeed, Lou Reed. You were king of them all.
The Bay Lights is the world’s largest LED light sculpture, 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high. Inspired by the Bay Bridge’s 75th Anniversary, its 25,000 white LED lights are individually programmed by artist Leo Villareal to create a never-repeating, dazzling display across the Bay Bridge West Span through 2015.
It opens tomorrow night.
Read more about it here.
Watch a live webcast of the lighting here tomorrow, 5 March 2013, 8:30pm.